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Deadline: 28 Feb 2019.

As part of a campus-wide initiative to hire leading research faculty with a strong commitment to teaching, research and service that will promote the success of underrepresented minority students (African-American, Latino (a)/Chicano (a)/Hispanic, and Native American) and address the needs of our increasingly diverse state, UC Davis announces an assistant professor faculty position in the College of Biological Sciences. Applications are encouraged from candidates with a strong disciplinary background in computational biology, bioinformatics, modeling, bioinformatics, modeling, biostatistics or related discipline that will fit within one of the College’s departments.

In addition to a strong record of research and teaching excellence, the successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding of the barriers preventing full participation of underrepresented minorities in higher education. The successful candidate also will have an accomplished track record (calibrated to career stage) of teaching, research or service activities addressing the needs of underrepresented minorities, and a clearly articulated vision of how their work at UC Davis will continue to contribute to the University’s mission of serving the needs of our diverse state and student population. Applicants’ track record of engagement and activity related to diversity, equal opportunity, and inclusion as well as their plans for future engagement will be a significant part of the overall evaluation of the candidate’s qualifications for a faculty appointment.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. or equivalent degree awarded by time of hire, where the topic of the work is in or related to computational biology, bioinformatics, modeling, biostatistics, or in biological sciences with demonstrated expertise in at least one of these topics.

Additional Qualifications

We desire applicants who have identified strengths and experiences in the following areas:

• Excellence in research that complements or extends existing research strengths in the college and the potential to attract extramural funding.
• Evidence of commitment to or strong potential for commitment to the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion for underrepresented minority students and groups (African-American, Latino (a)/Chicano (a)/Hispanic, and Native American), and how this commitment integrates with teaching, research, and service.
• Commitment to excellence in teaching. Must demonstrate potential or evidence of ability to perform well at both graduate and undergraduate levels and to develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses or seminars.
We encourage applications from candidates with strong disciplinary background in any current or emerging area that will fit within one of the following departments and/or centers:

• Department of Evolution & Ecology
• Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
• Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology
• Department of Neurobiology, Physiology, & Behavior
• Department of Plant Biology
• Genome Center
• Center for Neuroscience
• Center for Population Biology
Please explore these departments at https://biology.ucdavis.edu/research/departments and these centers at https://biology.ucdavis.edu/research/cores

Appointment will be as an academic year (9-month) tenure-track Assistant Professor. Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. or equivalent degree awarded by time of hire, where the topic of the work is in or related to computational biology, bioinformatics, modeling, biostatistics, or in biological sciences with demonstrated expertise in at least one of these topics. Participation in department, college, and university service is an expectation under our faculty shared governance model.

Application Requirements

We strongly recommend that all candidates visit our website dedicated to this search for additional information about how their application materials, including their Statement of Contributions to Diversity, will be used by the Search Committee in our screening and review process. The link is https://academicaffairs.sf.ucdavis.edu/advancing-faculty-diversity-pilot-project.

For full consideration applications must be completed by February 28, 2019; the position will remain open until filled through April 30, 2019. Application packages should be submitted online through https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF2600 and should include the following documents: current Curriculum Vitae, cover letter, Research Statement, Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Statement of Teaching Accomplishments and Philosophy, and 3-6 letters of recommendation.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values of the University of California, Davis. Our excellence in research, teaching, and service can best be fully realized by faculty who share our commitment to these values, which are included in our recently developed Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Vision, our new strategic plan: “To Boldly Go,” our Principles of Community, the Office of Academic Affairs Mission Statement, and the UC Board of Regents Policy 4400: Policy on University of California Diversity Statement.

Assistant or Associate professor in Theoretical Ecology

Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics - University of Amsterdam

The Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED) is one of eight research institutes within the Faculty of Science at the University of Amsterdam. Our scientific research aims at a better understanding of the dynamics of systems at all relevant levels, from genes to ecosystems, using a multi-disciplinary approach where we combine both experimental and theoretical methods. We want to unravel how ecosystems function in all their complexity, and how they change due to natural processes and human activities.

Within the Department of Theoretical and Computational Ecology we wish to appoint a promising candidate in the area of theoretical ecology. We will consider early career scientists with at least several years of experience after obtaining their PhD (at Assistant Professor level) as well as established scientists (at Associate Professor level). The Assistant Professor position is a tenure-track position.

In the Theoretical Ecology group we focus on ecological patterns and processes related to population and community dynamics with an emphasis on differences among individuals in terms of age, body size, developmental stage, infection status, genotype, or spatial location. We address theory-inspired questions, rather than developing system-specific models and utilize a variety of mathematical models and methods, from stochastic processes, bifurcation theory, matrix algebra, to sensitivity analysis. Development of new analytical and computational methodologies for the analysis of population dynamics is a prominent component of our research, which is not taxonomically restricted, and includes plants, animals, and humans.

Job description

  • To pursue biological research within the area of theoretical ecology, leading to publications in leading peer-reviewed journals and contributing to the development of the long-term research strategy of the group, department and IBED;
  • to engage fully in the collaborative ethos of the IBED, encouraging and fostering collaborations between academic colleagues of other departments within the IBED, the UvA, and elsewhere in the Netherlands and abroad;
  • to successfully acquire funding from national and international sources aimed at developing your own research group;
  • to develop, coordinate and teach course(s), especially in theoretical ecology, and supervise projects at BSc and MSc level.


Research profile

Your research interests are complementary to the current research areas within the theoretical ecology group. These could concern the modelling of spatial population processes, the modelling of individual-level life cycle processes to explain population dynamics, or the modelling of evolutionary and eco-evolutionary dynamics of populations and species. Methods employed could range from agent-based models to structured population models. Note, however, that these are examples and other fields of research or methods within theoretical ecology will certainly be considered.
Preferably, you develop ecological theory that is applicable across a range of different systems and you investigate how different levels of organization within and among individuals, populations, and communities can be linked from an ecological and evolutionary perspective. You are a scientist who is open-minded to working with various systems, you have access to scientific networks that can provide experimental data. You have a vision on how empirical data can be used and/or implemented into models, and on how hypotheses arising from model output can be tested experimentally.


You have the right qualifications if you are a creative and inspiring scientist who can identify new directions, implement plans and motivate people, with a clear vision on how to take up the challenges and enhance new opportunities for teaching and research.

You need to have:

  • a PhD in (theoretical) ecology, biology or equivalent field;
  • a personal research plan that supports and enhances the group’s research strategy;
  • a publication record in high quality international journals;
  • a track record of high quality teaching at undergraduate and (depending on experience) postgraduate levels with experience in developing and disseminating successful learning approaches;
  • a recognized position in international networks;
  • the capability to generate external funding for research projects, and to develop and lead research projects.

We would like you to have:

  • a record of, and commitment to, securing grant funding from government departments, research councils and charities and managing these projects to successful completion;
  • the ability to attract and successfully supervise doctoral students;
  • relevant administrative experience;
  • an open mind to work with various systems;
  • a critical, open, constructive and enthusiastic personality.

For further details about the position and to apply please visit


Deadline for applications: January 3, 2019


Assistant/Associate Professor of Quantitative Fisheries Ecologist

1. Position Description

The University of California at Davis is pleased to announce the recruitment for a tenure-track faculty position in quantitative fisheries ecology. The successful candidate will join the Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor; early career candidates are especially encouraged to apply. Criteria for appointment include: a Ph.D. or equivalent in fisheries science, ecology and evolutionary biology, statistics and applied mathematics, or a related field, a record of excellence in scholarly research, and demonstrable potential to establish a competitively-funded research program. The appointee will be responsible for teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in fisheries and marine science and management and/or quantitative methods, be actively involved in undergraduate advising, curricular development and department and university service. The appointee is also expected to guide and mentor graduate students.

Applicants should submit materials via the following website: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF02465
Additional inquiries can be directed to Andrew Rypel, Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology (ude.sivadcu|lepyr#ude.sivadcu|lepyr) or Marissa Baskett, Department of Environmental Science and Policy (ude.sivadcu|tteksablm#ude.sivadcu|tteksablm). The position will remain open until filled but to ensure consideration, applications should be received by November 1, 2018.

** Faculty position, tenure track assistant professor: Ecological or Evolutionary Theory **

The Florida State University Department of Biological Science invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position, at the assistant professor level. We seek a creative and interactive individual using theory to answer basic questions in ecology, evolution, or the interface of these fields, and whose research will enhance existing strengths in our Ecology and Evolution research group. Candidates should demonstrate high potential for collaborations with empiricists, externally-funded research, and engaging instruction at both graduate and undergraduate levels. Applicants whose work combines theoretical and empirical approaches are welcome to apply, however priority will be given to those with a primary emphasis on theory. A PhD is required, and postdoctoral experience is preferred. Anticipated start date is fall 2019. More information about the E&E group and department can be found at https://www.bio.fsu.edu/ee/. Questions about the position may be sent to ude.usf.oib|hcraes.yroeht#ude.usf.oib|hcraes.yroeht.

Please submit an electronic application as a single PDF document containing a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and statements of research and teaching interests at https://jobs.fsu.edu, Job ID 44237, and request three letters of reference via the same portal. Teaching statements should address engaging and mentoring diverse students. Preference will be given to applications received by Nov 01, 2018. The Department of Biological Science has a demonstrated record of accommodating dual-career couples. FSU faculty positions require successful completion of a criminal background check. FSU is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. FSU’s Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.hr.fsu.edu/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf. Individuals from traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply; a diverse workforce will maintain the excellence of the University, and offer our students richly varied perspectives.

The Florida State University Department of Biological Science (https://www.bio.fsu.edu) is an integrated group of over 50 faculty in the areas of Ecology and Evolution, Cell and Molecular Biology, and Neuroscience, dedicated to excellence in research and teaching. The university is located in Tallahassee, the capital city of Florida, which is situated in the Big Bend region of the state, an area with diverse and relatively undeveloped habitats. Tallahassee hosts a rich program in the performing arts and athletic events and is close to several state parks, rivers, a National Wildlife Refuge, the largest national forest in Florida, and the pristine beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. The Big Bend region is a biological diversity hotspot and provides ample access to research sites and outdoor recreational opportunities.

Faculty Search: Assistant Professor in Mathematical and Computational Life Sciences
The Dietrich School at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level in Mathematical and Computational Life Sciences to begin in the fall term of 2019. Successful candidates will be placed in the departments most suitable for their backgrounds and research programs from among the Departments of Mathematics, Biology, Neuroscience, Physics, and Chemistry. We seek outstanding scientists who will enhance and complement our existing strengths and who will collaborate with members of our sizable neuroscience, biology, biophysics, and biochemistry communities.

One position is in Mathematical and Computational Neuroscience. Candidates working on the following topics are especially encouraged to apply:

- Circuits and information flow in neuroscience
- Neuronal and population dynamics
- Synaptic mechanisms and dynamics
- Neuronal membrane properties and ion channel function

The other position is in Mathematics and Theory of Biological Processes. Candidates working on the following topics are especially encouraged to apply:

- Mathematical ecology
- Evolutionary theory
- Cellular sensing and signal processing
- Epigenetic and gene network dynamics

The University of Pittsburgh is an active center for interdisciplinary research in the life sciences offering exciting opportunities for collaborations across departments as well as with our highly ranked medical school. The University is currently ranked third in the nation in total NIH funding, and the city of Pittsburgh is often voted “most livable” in the nation. These positions represent part of a vision to grow our community of researchers at the interface of mathematics, physics, chemistry and the life sciences.

Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. and should demonstrate substantial research accomplishment and dedication to teaching. They will be expected to establish an extramurally funded research program, train graduate students, and actively participate in undergraduate education. Review of applications will begin on October 23, 2018, and will continue until the positions are filled. Applicants can apply online at: https://facultysearch.as.pitt.edu/apply/index/MjQy. Candidates should submit (a) a cover letter, (b) a CV, (c) a statement of research accomplishments and future plans, (d) a brief description of teaching interests, (e) a brief description of how your research, teaching or service demonstrates a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and (f) at least three letters of reference (for each reference, you will have the opportunity to input an email address through Interfolio’s Online Application system and a notification will be sent to the designated address with instructions). The positions are pending budgetary approval. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.

Quantitative Global Ecology, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University
We invite applications for a tenure track position in quantitative ecology, Assistant or early Associate Professor. We seek candidates with expertise in analyzing large data sets or modeling of processes from ecosystem to regional or larger scales, with an emphasis on the interactions of human‐accelerated environmental change with ecological structure and function and sustainability. We will consider applicants with a strong theoretical, statistical, and/or computational background studying interactions between organisms (including humans) and the environment as this influences biogeochemistry, ecological function, climate change, or broad‐scale patterns in biodiversity. Area of expertise can be in any ecosystem. We are particularly interested in individuals developing and applying quantitative methods, who are interested in understanding underlying ecological processes, who will collaborate with ecologists, evolutionary biologists and scientists in related disciplines across Cornell. For full information, and to apply, see https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11708. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2018.

Mathematical Biology of Infectious Disease, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University
We invite applications for a tenure track position in the Mathematical Biology of Infectious Disease, Assistant or early Associate Professor. We seek candidates who use mathematical, statistical or computational approaches to model dynamics of infectious disease, informed by empirical data and with an emphasis on ecological systems. Research could be conducted at various scales of inquiry from dynamics of pathogens within individual hosts, to population-level spread of infection, to epidemiology of infection and disease at landscape and ecosystem levels. The appointee will be expected to establish an independent, well-funded and internationally recognized research program. We are especially interested in candidates who will be interactive and motivated by collaboration with empirical biologists. This position is associated with the Cornell Institute of Host-Microbe Interactions and Disease (CIHMID) and is consistent with a campus-wide emphasis on expanding research and teaching in Infection Biology. For full information, and to apply, see https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11710. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2018.

Professor / Associate Professor in theoretical (mathematical) ecology:

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